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    Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts

    Presented by Brandeis University

    April 23 - April 26, 2015

    Find your light at the annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts! Four days and nights of music, dance, film, visual arts, and demonstrations and workshops for all ages. The Burning Borads, an unforgettable chess competition in which 32 players novice and expert, will compete using chess pieces made from burning candles As the pieces melt, shrink, and even become stuck to ...more


    Ari Hest

    Presented by me and thee coffeehouse

    May 1, 2015

    Back in 2008, Hest cut ties with his record label, launching a Web-based subscription service in which he remarkably wrote, recorded, and released a new song every Monday for an entire year. At...more

    Humorist Kinky Friedman

    Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston and Boston Jewish Music Festival at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton

    May 2, 2015

    Richard “Kinky” Friedman styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. Outrageous and irreverent but always thought-provoking, Kinky Friedman...more

    Susan Werner

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    May 2, 2015

    At this special concert, Susan Werner will play her Last of the Good Straight Girls album in its entirety. This was Susan’s third album, released in 1995, but her first album on a major...more

    Lexington Fife & Drum Muster

    Presented by The William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps at Minute Man National Historical Park's Minute Man Visitor Center, Lincoln

    May 2, 2015

    Looking for a uniquely New England Experience? Come to the Lexington Fife & Drum Muster and experience the sights and sounds of American history! The...more

    Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe

    Presented by Arts at the Armory and at Arts at the Armory, Somerville

    May 2, 2015

    Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a concert with Boston singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen, Northampton singer/songwriter Carrie Ferguson and Maine singer/songwriter Paddy...more

    The Novel Ideas, Grey Reverend, Anne Malin

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center, Boston

    May 2, 2015

    Following the success of January's and March’s "Rock and Roll Weekends," ArtsEmerson announces another weekend of concerts with a new exciting, expansive line-up. These...more

    Bruce Millard with Michael Moran

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    May 2, 2015

    In the two off-the-beaten-path years since his last ATAC performance, Millard has been 'making the rounds' — frequently wandering from the Americana landscape to perform with an...more

    Folk String and Vocal Trio Low Lily

    Presented by Indian Hill Music at Indian Hill Music School, Littleton

    May 3, 2015

    The string and vocal trio Low Lily (formerly Annalivia) explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique...more

    The Devine - Nix Duo – A Tuneable Feast

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Inc at Loring-Greenough House, Boston

    May 3, 2015

    As a tribute to the late Pete Seeger Chris Devine and Michael Nix will perform their arrangements of  several of Seeger's songs in addition to their virtuoso arrangements of traditional...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 7, 2015

    Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio...more

    Tim and Myles

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    May 8, 2015

    The unique relationship of a father and son cannot be argued nor explained, but when the relationship includes musical passion, virtuosity and showmanship - magic happens!
    Tim and Myles...more

    Martyn Joseph

    Presented by Stone Soup Coffeehouse

    May 9, 2015

    Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other. Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for...more

    Milton Art Center Spring Music Series

    Presented by Milton Art Center

    March 20 - May 9, 2015

    Milton Art Center Spring Concert Series kicks off on March 20!

    Don’t miss MAC’s spring concert series loaded with local artists who shape the music climate in Boston and...more

    Patsy Cline Tribute By Donna Lee

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    May 9, 2015

    The Music of Patsy Cline is as popular today as it was at the time of her death on March 3rd, 1963. She was a popular and country music icon and she has inspired millions with her songs...more

    The Art of Craft

    Presented by Fayerweather Street School

    May 9, 2015

    The Art of Craft is an open artisan market held in Cambridge over Mother’s Day weekend. This celebration of local artisans and community members includes music, children’s...more

    Antje Duvekot with Jenna Lindbo

    Presented by Old Sloop Coffeehouse at Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport

    May 9, 2015

    Born in Heidelberg, Germany, but living in the United States since she was 13, Antje Duvekot is one of the brightest singer-songwriters to rise out of Boston's acoustic music scene. She has...more

    SPECIAL EVENT: Holly Near with Catie Curtis

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    May 14, 2015

    Holly Near has made a career speaking to anyone in the world who believes in peace, justice, and feminism. Respected around the world for her music and activism, her joy and passion inspire...more

    Edwin Mccain

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 15, 2015

    Known for his earnest, heart-on sleeve balladry, folk pop songwriter Edwin McCain has enjoyed a lengthy career since the mid 90’s, mostly due to the success of his smash hit single...more

    Brooks Williams with Loren and Mark

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    May 15, 2015

    Pan-Americana Roots ‘n Blues, doused in Moonshine alt-Billy and delicious Dixie” Net Rhythms Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, Brooks Williams is one of the most...more

    Tribute to Linda Rondstadt featuring Susan Cattaneo, Amy Fairchild, Carla Ryder, and Jenee Halstead

    Presented by me and thee coffeehouse

    May 15, 2015

    A concert celebrating the songs made famous by the legendary Linda Ronstadt, which include music originally written by Little Feat, the Rolling Stones, Warren Zevon, Neil Young, and many more....more

    Jake & Taylor Armerding

    Presented by The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham and The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham

    May 16, 2015

    It was the early 1980s when Boston bluegrasser Taylor Armerding, co-founder of the band Northern Lights, started his 5-year-old son, Jake, on Suzuki violin. Jake...more

    Chris Brubeck's Triple Play

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    May 17, 2015

    Triple Play - Peter Madcat Ruth, Joel Brown, and Chris Brubeck - create a remarkable mix of folk, blues, and jazz. The groupo is led by the late Dave Brubeck's son Chris, himself an acclaimed...more

    Crosby, Stills and Nash

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre, Boston

    May 19, 2015

    Formed at the end of the '60s, folk rock supergroup Crosby, Stills and Nash remain legends to this day, as beloved for their perennial touring as they are for their influential legacy in...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    June 4, 2015

    Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio...more

    Ramblin' Jack Elliott

    Presented by Heptunes at Davis Square Theatre, Somerville

    June 5, 2015

    Five Time Grammy Nominee---- Grammy Winners Best Traditional Folk Albums 1995 and 2009---- Recipient of the National Medal Of The Arts 1998

    Nobody I know-and I mean nobody-has covered...more

    Childhood Memories Concert

    Presented by Back Bay Ringers

    June 7, 2015

    The Back Bay Ringers present "Childhood Memories," a concert that will make you nostalgic for your youth. Sit back and remember those carefree days with music from Mary Poppins, the...more

    An Evening With Roger McGuinn

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    June 11, 2015

    Jim McGuinn, later known as Roger, was already a veteran of the New York and Los Angeles music scene when he co-founded the group that would become the Byrds with Gene Clark and David Crosby in...more

    Marc Cohn & Shawn Colvin

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 11, 2015

    Two brilliant tunesmiths will take the stage together to create an unforgettable event by joining their warm and soulful music. Colvin, armed with her guitar, will tell her acerbic stories through...more

    David Bromberg Band

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 12, 2015

    You can tell a lot about a person from the company he keeps. Bob Dylan, The Beastie Boys, George Harrison, Emmylou Harris, Doc Watson, John Hiatt, Jerry Garcia, Reverend Gary Davis, Dr. John, Pete...more

    Childhood Memories Concert

    Presented by Back Bay Ringers at Fairchild Building, Cambridge

    June 19, 2015

    The Back Bay Ringers present "Childhood Memories," a concert that will make you nostalgic for your youth. Sit back and remember those carefree days with music from Mary Poppins, the...more

    Hubbub Festival

    Presented by Back Bay Ringers and Boston Book Festival at Copley Square, Boston

    June 20, 2015

    Join the Back Bay RIngers under the tent as we present music that children--and the young-at-heart--will enjoy.

    Kids and creativity take center stage next June for Hubbub, presented by the...more

    Tom Rush

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    June 19 - June 20, 2015

    Music legend, singer-songwriter, and folk rock pioneer Tom Rush brings his unique brand of blues-influenced folk/rock music to TCAN. As a founding father of the folk rock genre, he's been...more

    The Weepies

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 26, 2015

    Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and...more

    New Bedford Folk Festival

    Presented by New Bedford Summerfest at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, New Bedford

    July 4 - July 5, 2015

    The New Bedford Folk Festival will celebrate its milestone 20th Anniversary with an impressive lineup of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional,  blues and Celtic folk music. Folk...more

    The Green River Festival

    Presented by Signature Sounds

    July 10 - July 12, 2015

    Western Massachusetts' favorite music and hot air balloon festival has been expanded to three days following last year's sold out festival. Presented by Signature Sounds, this celebration...more

    Phil Vassar

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch, Webster

    July 19, 2015

    As a singer/songwriter, Phil has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with...more

    Folk Open Mic

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    April 21 - August 18, 2015

    The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since its inception in 1997. Come early to sign-in as a performer, or to get a great seat for one of the most successful and...more

    Fiddle Masters Concert ft. Brian Wicklund

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

    August 20, 2015

    Hosted by the Suzuki School of Newton, Brian Wicklund and a band of hand-picked musicians from around the country return for their highly anticipated annual Newton fiddle concert. This year...more

    Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series

    Presented by Soule Homestead Education Center

    July 11 - August 22, 2015

    A LITTLE SOULE MUSIC?
    Middleboro, MA – Summertime brings outdoor acoustic music concerts to the Soule Homestead Education Center. Dozens of talented musicians are lined up to perform...more

    Judy Garland Lives!

    Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Club Cafe, Boston

    June 6 - August 29, 2015

    Judy Garland Lives! :A Concert Tribute In Boston starring Peter Mac

    With June 2015 marking the 93rd birthday of Judy Garland, it feels entirely appropriate to rediscover the music...more

    Vanessa Morris & Scott Sandvik

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    October 1, 2015

    Tonight we have two special acts returning to perform at artKitchen Café. The Vanessa Morris & Scott Sandvik duo and singer-songwriter Doug Logan.

    Come experience the...more

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